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  ‘Connections’ kicks off summer theater fest season BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com and indietheaternow.com) | New York City’s busy summer theater festival season kicks off on May 29 with Planet Connections, a four-week celebration of independent theater and social consciousness that is now in its fifth year. a Its official moniker is “Planet Connections […]

Two plays, in rep, give voice to grief BY MAEVE GATELY | An ensemble-driven company dedicated to the belief that “long-term collaboration and rigorous creative development can unite artists and audiences,” Flux Theatre Ensemble has presented 14 productions since its 2006 debut. During that time, it has received recognition from the NYC Fringe Festival and […]

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Conscious Ego Actus explores technology, teen bullying and fighting back BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com & indietheater.com) | Bullying is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. Most of the theater work I’ve come across that deals with this subject has been focused on victims. But what if a bullied teen found an […]

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COIL Fest springs, as PS122 stretches its muscles BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Cast out of necessity in the role of a nomad determined to use his tribe’s time in exile to refine their mission and expand their territory, Performance Space 122 Artistic Director Vallejo Gantner’s vision for the future would be fully funded if potent […]

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Duo spearheading dual projects BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com) Adventurous theatergoers will have two opportunities to sample the work of The Nerve Tank in the next few weeks. Their show “Opal” began a two-week run on April 28. It’s being presented by Incubator Arts Project (the outgrowth of Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theater’s lab/developmental arm, […]

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Three shows — three very different experiences BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE War Horse is, quite simply, a theatrical masterpiece. Adapted from a fairly conventional young people’s novel at times a little long on sentiment, the result is one of the most stirring and affecting theatrical achievements of this — or any recent — season. It is […]

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As ‘Bowery Wars’ rage, Horse Trade eyes Under St. Marks buy BY TRAV S.D. The big news for Downtown indie theatre lovers this month is that Under St. Marks — one of Horse Trade Theatre Group’s three intimate playing spaces — is being put on the market by their landlord. In the 12 years of […]

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